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To the Editor: The Red Wing School Board is an active committee engaged in setting local educational polices for the schools, determining curriculum, and authorizing operating and capital expenditures within an adopted budget. All of us in the community are affected by decisions made by the board whether you have children in the district or pay local taxes. It is important to have board members who are effective during their years of service and have the ability to be an effective communicator, consensus builder, leader, community participant, decision maker and a team player.
To the Editor: To anyone still planning to vote "yes" on either or both of the proposed amendments to the Minnesota Constitution, please reconsider. The process itself is neither fair nor particularly American. I don't believe it represents the way we want to govern ourselves. Think of all the other issues, besides these two, on which there is no broad consensus, on which the numbers on either side are more or less equal. Would you like them all settled in favor of whichever side musters a mere plurality of voters?
To The Editor: Without the help of Paul Drotos, Red Wing would not have two thriving community gardens. As a member of the community garden start-up committee, I worked alongside Paul in his role as a volunteer liaison to the city. Paul dedicated his time and energy to improving our community by scouting out potential garden plots, participating in all garden planning and working with community members to dig dirt and implement the gardens. Paul is dedicated to the goals of people.
To the Editor: Since 2005 it has been my pleasure to know Matt Schmit through our work together at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Matt's strong work ethic, humble demeanor and familiarity with a broad array of policy made him an invaluable addition to our team.
To the Editor: I have a great appreciation for Sen. John Howe, his involvement and support regarding our counties, townships, frac sand issues and promoting a statewide GEIS. He has an ability to listen, learn, and take action. He is always present where he needs to be, in spite of a hectic schedule. I know firsthand, he truly cares about our health, safety and welfare. Thank you! Jody McIlrath Frontenac
To the Editor: Ted Seifert is not the county commissioner we want. He has danced around the frac sand mining issue, waiting for the election to pass so he doesn't have to answer to the people. He's a good politician, but he's not a good representative. The frac sand choice is pretty straightforward. Do we allow the oil companies to run over us like they have in Wisconsin or do we stand up for what is ours? Seifert's challenger, Paul Drotos, has made it clear he will protect the citizens, while safeguarding the God-given natural resources of this area.
To the Editor: In the mid 1990s our daughter let us know that she was a lesbian. It was terribly hard for her and hard for us. Her declaration left us confused and scared that society might mistreat her. We are no longer confused, but the fear that society might mistreat her is still very real. Our daughter is the same person she always has been. She works hard, loves life, and perseveres despite the laws that prohibit her from certain rights. She is not bitter; she respects others and contributes to society fully.
To the Editor: I am writing in support of the re-election of Kathryn Messerich to the office of District Judge for the 1st Judicial District and to urge voters to retain her in this position. I have known Judge Messerich for many years and had the privilege to serve with her on the district bench for nearly five years. She has earned not only the respect of those litigants and attorneys that have appeared before her but also that of her judicial peers. She has the background and legal experience that have enabled her to properly access and decide the cases that come before her.
To the Editor: In response to Ronald Stehr's letter from Oct. 12, my Bible states that the Bible was written by "human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit" and that we can never fully understand what happened in the world during the time when this work was written. Furthermore, the Bible has been translated to the point where the true words have been distorted so much that meaning has been either lost or reinterpreted to fit the needs of the interpreters.
To the Editor: Clean water is important, so keeping the Cannon River Watershed Partnership afloat during the last four difficult years is an important accomplishment. Survival budgets are never easy, but as vice chair of the board of directors, Paul Drotos helped to successfully manage one. During that process, when the CRWP needed to borrow money, the individual board members took on the risk.